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2/9/17


 

The Senate has passed the campaign finance reform bill and candidates will no longer be allowed to keep campaign donations for personal use, once the election (win or lose) is over. The bill allows for these contributions to be donated to non-profits and charitable causes or given back to donors.

 

The city of Bay Saint Louis is on the hook to the Department of Justice for nearly 300 thousand dollars. This whopping bill caps a year and a half investigation into how BSL spent drug forfeiture money. It’s standard policy for drug seized money to be placed in a special police account. But this 300K apparently ended up in the general fund of Bay Saint Louis and the DOJ is demanding it’s return.

 

When being chased by police on suspicion of driving a stolen car, The pursued decided to go Facebook Live. But internet celebrity was short lived for the five teenagers in a stolen red Nissan, implicated in both a carjacking in Ridgeland and vehicle stolen in Forest. They’re now in custody.

 

As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s good news and bad news. According to census and labor statistics, Mississippi has the most unemployed single people in all the 50 states. Nearly sixteen percent of our Magnolia State singles are jobless.

 

However, if you’re looking for a God-fearing Valentine, you’ll be encouraged by a Gallup Poll. It names Mississippi as the nation’s most religious state. A full 59 percent of our residents claim to be ‘very religious’.

 

Work that began in October is now complete and an iconic Mississippi landmark is restored to it’s chronological wellness. The clocktower at Mississippi college in Clinton had read 9:17 since being hit by lightning last July. But you can now, once again, set your watch by it.

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